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Arena Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #238 of 886 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed overnight and had a pleasant experience in early May, 2013. The hotel is very nicely located just blocks from the popular tourist sites. The staff was accomodating. My one regret is that they recommended a tourist restaurant for dinner; the prices were a bit high. I prefer more local culture for dining experiences. The breakfast was served in... More

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central pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came to Istanbul for nights with a friend and found this hotel through Hotwire. It was perfect for our stay. The location was within walking distance of all the major historic sites and was also within walking distance of the tram (which can get you anywhere else) The staff was fabulous and helped with everything and spoke english - and... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wautomagirl, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Arena Hotel. We are very happy that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed all aspects of our hotel. My team and I, are grateful for your kind words and note of recognition. Receiving this kind of feedback is wonderful. When your travels... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have 5 days in the Arena hotel everything about the hotel was very good from reception to breakfast, the rooms were very big and the bathroom, that had everything you may have forgot. If we go back to Istanbul we will stay here again

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ellison01, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Arena Hotel. It is wonderful to hear you had a lovely stay with us and enjoyed the very essence of our service culture. My team and I greatly appreciate your candid feedback and recognition. We hope to see you again at our hotel when you... More

london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The hotel is charming, with a relaxing reception area, decorated in a comfortable traditional style. Our room was in the new wing. It was small and pleasantly decorated with a good shower, comfortable bed and tea and coffee-making facilities, which was a very nice touch. We found it restful after a... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear vpg, Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about Arena Hotel. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great experience. My Reception & Guest Services team are thrilled with your wonderful comments about our hotel and service philosophy that you describe so well. Thank you for your distinction. When... More

Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arena Hotel is ideally situated for a vacation in Istanbul. The reception staff were very knowledgeable and nothing was too much problem for them. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and more than adequate for a weekend break. There is a wide selection of choice to eat for breakfast. The sites were very close to hand, so nowhere was... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BarbaraOhoro, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guests here at Arena Hotel and we are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your weekend with us. My entire team and I greatly appreciate your wonderful feedback with recognition and distinction. We... More

Tirana, Albania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many small hotels in the Sultanhamet area of Istanbul, it is difficult to make a choice. Arena hotel is really 2 hotels in one. The 160 year old building is charming but door locks are push buttons and the rooms are dark. The newer section has small but bright modern rooms. Staff is friendly and helpful and the... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear aninkzland, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It is a great pleasure for my team and I to know you had a memorable stay with us and enjoyed every minute of it. We are all humbled by your recognition, heartfelt thanks for your amazing feedback and kindness and drawing attention to Turkish... More

Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you book econom room please be aware that it is quite small, with small window and low ceiling the rest is qiute nice breakfast is not very rich (as usual in Istanbul), but much better then in other Istanbul's small hotels. if you stay on top floor, you will hear screaming cats all night and screaming gallops early morning... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrey O, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience about Arena Hotel. It was a pleasure having you as our guests here at Arena Hotel. My entire team and I greatly appreciate your feedback. We are open to our guests suggestions in order to increase customer satisfaction. Apart from the things we now have... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming friendly hotel with some of the best staff in any hotel we have stayed at. It is spotlessly clean in all areas of the hotel. The old part of the hotel is a bit dark and faded but the rooms are larger, the new part is updated but with very small rooms. We had one wardrobe between us... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

originally we thought the rooms were small and "old" but we adjusted by the morning of day 2 and it became our home away from home. The cleanliness of the hotel was outstanding and this trumps "old". The staff was kind, helpful, and respectful. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The nocturnal noises were somewhat disruptive-dogs, cats, seagulls...but we had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in queen suite. Great room with wonderful facilities. If you will book it writhe that you want on higher floor. They have bigger queen suites on lover ground floor if you don't mind. I preferred smaller but with better view. I had with mosque on the street side. I really enjoyed that. 3 min to Sultanahmed.

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Additional Information about Arena Hotel

Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#142 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#162 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#163 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arena Otel; 19. yüzyıldan kalma, büyüleyici Osmanlı taş binası ve kendine has tarzı ile sizleri karşılıyor. Otelin sahibi, doğduğu konağı 1998 yılında otele çevirmiştir. Bu sebepten dolayı, konaklamanız boyunca otel çalışanları tarafından ideal Türk misafirperverliğini bizzat tadıp, her bir bireye gösterilen özel ve benzersiz ilgiye tanık olacaksınız. Özellikle yazın, otele giriş sırasında misafirleri ferahlatmak adına, misafirlerimiz soğuk kolonya ikramı ile karşılanıyorlar. Pasaport işleri ve bilgi dolum formları ile sizi bir karmaşaya sokmak yerine, adeta bir Türk evine misafirliğe gitmişsiniz hissi ile çay/kahve ikramı ve ev yapımı kurabiye ve kek çeşitleri büfesine yönlendiriliyorsunuz. Odalar eski İstanbul mimarisi karakteri, zengin ve zarif dekoru ile ziyaretçilerine konforlu ve ferah bir konaklama sağlıyor. Samimi havası ve yardımsever personeli ile Arena Otel misafirlerine evden uzakta ev rahatlığını ve keyifli bir konaklamayı garanti ediyor. ... more   less 
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